The Mutagen Effect at Decode

Review of The Mutagen Effect
at Decode in Mississauga

You and your friends visit an island owned by a corporation who specializes in taming wild animals. Unfortunately, one of your friend was attacked and left with an animal wound. Will you be able to find the doctor and get help in time? What secrets await on this mysterious island…


This was our first visit to this location which looks very well run. They have an enourmous games room in the back and some chocolates and drinks available for purchase. During non-COVID times, they even serve hot food. We’ll have to go back!

The staff here are friendly and helpful.  They seem invested in the players having a good time. The story is delivered in person with a follow up video introduction. In this room a walky talky is availabe for hints and there is a help button on the wall if you’d like them to come to the room.  This room isn’t very difficult and was completed with 2 adults and 2 tweens.  It has an eery feeling to it but is not scary.  It could accomodate 4 to 6 players well but can be completed without much difficulty by two peope.

The story integration is really good and you definitely feel like you’re trying to solve a problem throughout the experience.  The atmosphere is good and makes sense throughout. I don’t remember there being any background audio and the room could definitely use that.  We didn’t hear any noise from adjecent rooms even though there were other groups there the whole evening.

There is a good variety of puzzle types but isn’t too heavy on math unlike their other rooms.  Most things were in good shape with only some signs of wear which is nice.

This was a fun room that had us working together as a team.  If you head up to north Mississauga this is a room you should have on your list.

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